[Imports] Value of imports in general

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 11:04:51 UTC 2014

There is a relation. The subject of the topic is value of imports. Imports
have no value when imports are bad. So it's good to know when imports are
bad. May I remind the first post of this topic "We have imports where
stacks of house numbers are at the same location, making editing *more*
*difficult* for people. We have imports where what, in reality, is a nicely
lined-up row of residential buildings, is a jumble of rectangles at varying
angles - often more work to get them right than to trace over imagery in
the first place. Imports like these make OSM worse, not better."

But I wouldn't mind  if a new topic was created 'When are imports bad'.

2014-02-07 Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com>:

> 2014-02-07 Johan C <osmned at gmail.com>:
> > 2014-02-07 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:
> >
> >> Real newbies won't even realise they are there, so how could it bother
> >> them.
> >>
> >> Real old hands can make use of them to validate or conveniently download
> >> data.
> >>
> >> So I fail to understand what the big deal is with associatedStreet
> >> relations. Contributors are not dumb and incapable of learning.
> >
> >
> > Well, there is a lot of documentation*  that the associatedStreet
> relation
> > is difficult for newbies.
> Maybe we could talk about the value of _imports_? The change of topic
> to associatedStreet means we're now off-topic for this list, and
> there's no benefit in opening a second can of worms.
> Dan
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